Wednesday, July 16, 2008

9 Miles and Billy Joel

I finally got my run in this morning to make up for yesterday's debacle. "Smart Coach" had called for 9 miles yesterday at a 9:33 pace. It was actually very difficult to run at the pace they suggested, as I wound up doing the 9 miles this morning at a 9:12 pace.

Tonight is the Billy Joel concert at Shea Stadium. I'm pumped. I'll be sitting in the Field Box section row 247J seats 4 & 5. Based on where the stage is (centerfield), I have pretty good reason to be excited. Now, I've seen BJ plenty of times. I've seen him play at Yankee Stadium, and I've seen him twice play with Elton John too. His music is played out on the radio station, but he's a great live act, and truth is, I have not heard his music in a while. I was going to drive there, but parking's gonna be a bitch, it's gonna be expensive, and it's going to be stressful. So I'm doing what New Yorkers typically do in situations like these. I'm taking the frickin' subway!!!
Review and set list will be


rundangerously said...

you were at shea for billy joel!! awesome! can't wait to read your review and check out his setlist!

i'll have to settle for the cd/dvd version when it comes out :(

only saw one of his shows: madison square garden - summer of 1980 - on the "glass houses" tour.

Marci said...

Good pace. Well done in such hot, humid weather. How was BJ? Kelly Ripa ws talking about it this morning on Live with Regis and Kelly.

Alex Gonzalez said...

Rundangerously, my very detailed review is up. Hope you like it!

Alex Gonzalez said...

I'm sure Kelly's seats were better than mine, but sonically, we all had a great time. I posted my review of the concert up if you want to see it.

I may try to do 7 miles tonight. I may need to find a suit made of ice to do it though!!